After our press evening on Saturday the reviews are in for Beauty and the Beast and they are fantastic! Let's see what everyone has been saying about our festive spectacular...
“It’s not beastly, it’s beautiful”
“Had the audience eating out of their hand”
“It is heart-warming to see the next generation take the stage”
"A modern twist on this fairytale classic, the young cast had us laughing and singing along throughout"
"The show was full of magic and the charismatic cast of BOA succeeded"
“A fun show which brings a classic fairy tale up to date”
"Beauty and the Beast is giving the stars of the future valuable theatre experience performing"
"Leanne Fitchett’s costumes are packed full of imagination, particularly for the Beast and his entourage of furniture-turned-people"
“Incredibly unique and engaging. Certainly suitable for people of all ages”
"An exciting re-imagining of the timeless fairy-tale for all the family to enjoy"
“The fantastical costumes by Leanne Fitchett, and atmospheric lighting design by Will Monks, brings alive the centuries old story to life in a dynamic manner”
“The perfect way to usher in the festive season”
“A quirky fun modern production”
"This is a production aimed at a younger audience and it has plenty of daft jokes and easy-going humour, with lots of nods to modern culture for young people to enjoy"
“Upbeat, rousing songs keep the audience tapping their feet and singing”
"An extremely talented cast bring the story to life with acting, singing and dancing that wouldn’t be out of place in the West End"
"It’s great to see so many BOA pupils able to showcase their talents on stage"
“Captivating for both adults and children alike”
"We do enjoy this brand-new take in introducing the story and love that they paid so much attention to their costumes, makeup and clever props"
“Proved once again that BOA's shows are among the highlights of the Christmas season”
"Steve Allan Jones' songs fit perfectly in terms of story and character and have lots of catchy rhythms and clever lines"
"Leanne Fitchett's costume designs are packed full of imagination"
“A lovely, entertaining show full of magic”
“The cast is exceptional, with bags of talent and enthusiasm”
“A fantastic show that appeals to all ages”
“An out of this world performance”
“We were transfixed from the start and couldn’t take our eyes away from the stage”